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APPI Instructors have a high level of theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Their pedagogical abilities in teaching paragliding make them a solid choice to learn paragliding from….

A - Prerequisites

Minimum 18 months after having gotten their qualification validated, the APPI assistant instructor may take the APPI instructor exam to validate APPI instructor qualification.

B - Examination

This exam is given by a master plus another instructor or master (double validation).

Exam is based on:
- Theoretical knowledge judged on open questions to develop.
- APPI system knowledge, and ability to use APPI system.
- Glider trim control mastered.
- Demonstration of tandem operation featuring perfect safety procedure and good technique.
- Student guiding on take off and landing.
- Theoretical session given to students.
- Practical session prepared with APPI pedagogical tools and given to students on the field.

C - Prerogatives

APPI instructors can create an APPI school. It will appear on the APPI worldwide school red map.
Instructors can certify students inside the APPI system up to APPI 3 pilot.
With the double validation of another instructor, instructors can certify APPI 5 advanced pilot rating.
Instructors can teach tandem operating and certify APPI non commercial tandem pilot.
Assist APPI Master Instructors during formations and courses for any APPI certification.

D - Evolution

An APPI instructor can get additional specialties certification: XC instructor, sky guide, SIV instructor, acro and D bag trainer, speed ride instructor and handyfly instructor.

E - APPI Instructor duties

- Register their student in APPI system (if not, student is not covered by your instructor’s insurance).
- Give an APPI logbook to your student.
- Gliders used for school should be in good state and adapted to student’s skills and morphology.
- Contract a third party liability pro insurance if available.
- Inform student about benefits to contract a liability insurance and risks to fly without(if applies).
- Follow the APPI education system and validate students steps in their logbook.
- Validate student qualifications according to APPI standarts.
- Report in APPI system any accident when involved or student involved;
- Respect rules and regulations of the countries he is flying and teaching (working laws).
- Act in an exemplary manner (value of example).
- Free welcome visiting APPI pilot.

F - Skills validation

A paragliding instructor that is not APPI member may ask recognition of his skills. The process consists of attending a 10-12 days Pro-workshop and take the exams at the end of the workshop. To qualify as an APPI instructor, the student should provide proof of:
- a minimum of 4 years paragliding activity,
- a minimum of 40 tandem flights as pilot,
- a minimum of 15 students taught from first flights to first autonomy (IPPI 3),
- first aid certificate,
- proof of advanced SIV (video),
- mandatory maneuvers:
- pitch control on dynamic spiral exit,
- side collapse, autorotation and recovery,
- stall, backfly, recovery
- spin min 180° + recovery,
- deep spiral damped exit.

If the master in charge has any doubt about practical skills, they might ask for a demo solo flight prior any tandem flight.

Solo Tasks: clean take off with safety check, 2x360 exit on axis in less than 15 sec glider stabilized, pitch and pitch control, landing with 4 sec minimum straight final in a 15m diameter target.

Instructors with Swiss of French tandem certification, please contact secretary for simplified procedure.

Related documents:

  1. APPI Instructor Logbook
  2. APPI pilot logbook
  3. APPI tandem examination
  4. Instructor guiding student examination
  5. APPI Instructor Examination

When validating an APPI level, the APPI instructor is responsible to ensure that the student can perform all the required tasks for the APPI level certification. The instructors decisions are final with no right of appeal.
APPI certification awarded to a pilot is internal to the APPI organization and shows no particular right in the country where the activity is done unless APPI certification is recognized by local authorities. check with them if such an agreement exists.


Pro Tandem Pilots/Instructors having the certification APPI instructor
Name Country Label Certification Website School
10768 Roland Dorozhani AL-Albania Validated PG Pro Tandem 2011, PG Instructor 2012 www.aeroclub... Aeroclub Albania (86)
10170 Pablo Lopez AR-Argentina Validated PG Pro Tandem 2010, PG Master Instructor 2010 www.lopezsat... Safety Acro Team (17)
11148 Martin Vallmitjana AR-Argentina Validated PG Pro Tandem 2012, PG Instructor 2012 Parapente Patagonia (208)
11151 Pablo Sanchez AR-Argentina Validated PG Pro Tandem 2012, PG Instructor 2012 www.volarpar... Limite Azul Escuela (79)
14819 Mariela Guzman livingston AR-Argentina Validated PG Pro Tandem 2015, PG Instructor 2015 Parapente Patagonia (208)
14822 silvio ojeda AR-Argentina Validated PG Pro Tandem 2016, PG Instructor 2016 Vuelo Libre Ushuaia (222)
12229 Peter Bowyer AU-Australia In progress PG Pro Tandem 2015 www.paraglid...
15294 Alexander Makarov AZ-Azerbaijan Validated PG Pro Tandem 2016, PG Instructor 2016 canfly.az... CanFly Paragliding (221)
11413 Mirvad Zenuni BA-Bosnia and Herzegovina Validated PG Pro Tandem 2012, PG Instructor 2012 www.extremes... Paragliding Academy Sarajevo (96)
13059 Zoran Petrovic BA-Bosnia and Herzegovina Validated PG Pro Tandem 2014, PG Assistant Instructor 2014, PG Instructor 2015 Krila Juga (Wings of south) (177)
10137 Emil Kirilov BG-Bulgaria Validated PG Pro Tandem 2010, PG Master Instructor 2010 www.sky-camp... Sky Camp Paragliding School (11)
10909 Hristo Slivkov BG-Bulgaria Validated PG Pro Tandem 2011, PG Instructor 2011 Sky Camp Paragliding School (11)
12021 Tzvetan Tzolov BG-Bulgaria Validated PG Pro Tandem 2013, PG Instructor 2013 www.vertical... Vertical Dimension (182)
12382 Svetoslav Enchev BG-Bulgaria Validated PG Pro Tandem 2013, PG Instructor 2015 Sky Camp Paragliding School (11)
14538 Svetoslav Solomaha BG-Bulgaria Validated PG Pro Tandem 2015, PG Instructor 2015 Sky Camp Paragliding School (11)
14540 Ivo Gerov BG-Bulgaria Validated PG Pro Tandem 2015, PG Instructor 2015 www.sky-camp... Sky Camp Paragliding School (11)
16576 James Reich CA-Canada In progress www.flybc.or...
10128 Herve Cerutti CH-Switzerland In progress www.nendaz-p... Element Air (5)
10174 APPI Equivalence CH-Switzerland Validated PG Pro Tandem 2010, PG Master Instructor 2011 www.appifly.... APPI International (1)
11473 Beni Kalin CH-Switzerland validated-eq PG Pro Tandem 2016, PG Instructor 2016 www.chillout...
16578 jonathan jefferies CH-Switzerland In progress PG Pro Tandem 0000
10694 Erik Sanchez CO-Colombia In progress PG Pro Tandem 2011 www.parapent... Parapenteando (35)
11289 Juan Carlos Rios Pulgarin CO-Colombia Validated PG Pro Tandem 2012, PG Instructor 2012 www.paraglid... club vuelo libre nube extrema jerico (104)
11290 Leonardo Cardenas Rey CO-Colombia In progress PG Pro Tandem 2017
11336 Ruben Dario Montoya Vargas CO-Colombia Validated PG Pro Tandem 2012, PG Instructor 2015 www.paraglid... Pajaros150 (150)
11829 Jorge Eduardo Serna Ramirez CO-Colombia In progress PG non-commercial Tandem 2014, PG Pro Tandem 2016 www.venavola...
14166 Maritza Trujillo CO-Colombia In progress PG Pro Tandem 2015
14171 Marlon Pérez CO-Colombia In progress PG Pro Tandem 2015 lachiquitrav...
16446 alex Villa CO-Colombia In progress PG Pro Tandem 2017
13190 Manuel Viola CY-Cyprus In progress PG Pro Tandem 2014 www.cyprusfl... Cyprus Fly Adventures (162)
13962 Demetris Antoniou CY-Cyprus Validated PG Pro Tandem 2015, PG Instructor 2015 www.parafly.... Para Fly (195)
17503 Gudrun Oechsl DE-Germany In progress
14124 Jose Luis Moronta Hernandez DO-Dominican Republic Validated PG Pro Tandem 2016, PG Assistant Instructor 2016, PG Instructor 2016 www.hawkpara... Jarabacoa-Palo Blanco (212)
10668 Santiago Duque EC-Ecuador Validated PG Pro Tandem 2011, PG Instructor 2011 www.quitopar... Quito Paragliding (34)
10675 Jorge A. Duque C. EC-Ecuador Validated PG Pro Tandem 2011, PG Master Instructor 2011 www.flyecuad... Flyecuador (33)
11305 Edgar Paul Soria C. EC-Ecuador Validated PG Pro Tandem 2012, PG Instructor 2012, PG Master Instructor 2016 www.flyniton... Escuela de Parapente Tungurahua (149)
11806 Sebastian Carpio Vélez EC-Ecuador Validated PG Pro Tandem 2013, PG Instructor 2013 www.aeparape... Pajaros150 (150)
12784 Jorge Mora Arana EC-Ecuador Validated PG Pro Tandem 2014, PG Instructor 2014 Opeturmo S.A. (Parapente Montañita) (159)
11329 Jose Ramon Perez Martinez ES-Spain In progress www.paraglid... ZEROGRAVITY / PARAGLIDING SPAIN (82)
11469 Jordi Marquillas ES-Spain Validated PG Pro Tandem 2012, PG Master Instructor 2012 www.entrenuv... Entrenúvols (100)
12079 fernando Jaime Silla Martinez ES-Spain In progress PG Pro Tandem 2017
12575 Marcelo Augusto Pairoa Mücherl ES-Spain In progress PG Pro Tandem 2014 www.parapent... Escuela Marcelo Pairoa (202)
15611 David Blanco Torres ES-Spain Validated PG Pro Tandem 2017, PG Instructor 0000 www.speedrid...
17350 Armand Rubiella ES-Spain Validated PG Pro Tandem 2017, PG Instructor 2017 www.paramoto... Paramotor & Paraglider Barcelona School (257)
17354 Basilio Silva ES-Spain In progress www.tandemte... Escuela Tandemteam (271)
10005 Mathieu Abrard FR-France Validated PG Pro Tandem 2010, PG Master Instructor 2010 misty fly (40)
10064 Sabrina Thielen FR-France Validated PG Pro Tandem 2010, PG Master Instructor 2011 misty fly (40)
10171 David Eyraud FR-France In progress PG Pro Tandem 2010 Paragliding School of Passagers du Vent (18)
10173 Stephane Henry FR-France validated-eq PG Pro Tandem 2010, PG Instructor 2010 www.haut-les... Ecole Haut Les Mains (19)
10591 Stephane Leclezio FR-France validated-eq PG Pro Tandem 2018, PG Instructor 2018 www.ecole-pa... Air aventure Pyrenees (61)
10684 Michel Rudolf FR-France validated-eq PG Pro Tandem 2011, PG Instructor 2011 www.parapent... Parapente Planete (78)
10914 Manu Bonte FR-France Validated PG Pro Tandem 2011, PG Master Instructor 2012 Flyinfrog (50)
11130 Monique Sarre FR-France In progress PG Pro Tandem 2017
11476 Fabien Blanco FR-France In progress PG Pro Tandem 2012 flyeo.com... Flyeo (141)
11547 Serge BONIN FR-France Validated PG Pro Tandem 2012, PG Instructor 2012 www.wanderai...
12419 olivier ELBET FR-France validated-eq PG Pro Tandem 2016, PG Instructor 2016 www.aerotrek...
13011 Bruce Goldsmith FR-France Validated PG Pro Tandem 2014, PG Master Instructor 2014 www.flybgd.c... Bruce Goldsmith Instruction (156)
13230 Jean Patrice Lebreton FR-France validated-eq PG Pro Tandem 2015, PG Instructor 2016 Axiom Para (245)
14113 vincent brisard FR-France validated-eq PG Pro Tandem 2016, PG Instructor 2016 Changer d'air Parapente (228)
14481 Sylvain Galerant FR-France Validated PG Pro Tandem 2015, PG Master Instructor 2015 han-vol.org... Han'Vol (244)
14659 Francois Ragolski FR-France validated-eq PG Pro Tandem 2015, PG Instructor 2015 www.francois... François Ragolski (258)
14660 Loraine Humeau FR-France validated-eq PG Pro Tandem 2015, PG Instructor 2017 Loraine Humeau (261)
14710 Jerome Sarthe FR-France validated-eq PG Pro Tandem 2015, PG Instructor 2015 www.jeromesa... CERPP (207)
15337 Emmanuel Denecker FR-France validated-eq PG Pro Tandem 2016, PG Instructor 2016 www.changerd... Changer d'air Parapente (228)
15614 nicolas ranque FR-France validated-eq PG Pro Tandem 2016, PG Instructor 2017
15891 Alex Ciuhandu FR-France Validated PG Pro Tandem 2018, PG Instructor 2018 www.go2fly.f... Go2Fly (274)
16127 Patrick Magnier FR-France validated-eq PG Pro Tandem 2016, PG Instructor 2016
16360 Olivier Cotasson FR-France Validated PG Pro Tandem 2017, PG Instructor 2017, PG Master Instructor 2018 Condorito (255)
17437 Charles Cazaux FR-France validated-eq PG Pro Tandem 2017, PG Instructor 2017 www.airlinks...
17438 Seiko Fukuoka FR-France validated-eq PG Pro Tandem 2018, PG Instructor 2018 www.airlinks...
17494 Larée Rémy FR-France validated-eq PG Pro Tandem 2017, PG Instructor 0000
17522 Matthieu Bordelongue FR-France validated-eq PG Pro Tandem 0000, PG Instructor 0000
17548 Frank coupat FR-France In progress ecole-speedr... ataka speedriding school (269)
10003 Zabdi Keen GB-United Kingdom Validated PG Pro Tandem 2010, PG Master Instructor 2010 www.flyingfe... Flying Fever Paragliding School (2)
18088 Jamel Abdelaziz GB-United Kingdom validated-eq PG Pro Tandem 2018, PG Instructor 2018 Liverpool Paragliding School (273)
10724 Asterios Makrovasilis GR-Greece Validated PG Pro Tandem 2011, PG Master Instructor 2015 www.paraglid... Olympic Wings (36)
14315 Stavros Kostulas GR-Greece Validated PG Pro Tandem 2015, PG Instructor 2015 flyandfun.gr... FLY & FUN (194)
14318 Fotis Grivas GR-Greece Validated PG Pro Tandem 2015, PG Instructor 2015
14319 ioannis Katsandredakis GR-Greece Validated PG Pro Tandem 2015, PG Instructor 2015 www.cretanpa... Cretan Paragliding (206)
14320 Evangelos Stamellos GR

-Greece
Validated PG Pro Tandem 2015, PG Instructor 2015 o2paraglidin... Oxygen Paragliding (220)
14322 giorgios amaxas GR-Greece Validated PG Pro Tandem 2015, PG Instructor 2016 freesky.org... FREE FLIGHT (217)
14323 Dimitris Chondros GR-Greece Validated PG Pro Tandem 2015, PG Instructor 2015 Skyland (210)
14324 Claudia Kenk GR-Greece Validated PG Pro Tandem 2015, PG Instructor 2015 paragliding.... Olympic Wings (36)
14327 ioannis xiros GR-Greece Validated PG Pro Tandem 2015, PG Instructor 2015 paraglidingf... paraglidingfun (225)
15225 Panagiotis Savelonas GR-Greece Validated PG Pro Tandem 2016, PG Instructor 2016 PARAGLIDING (237)
15226 Dimitrios Spiroglou GR-Greece Validated PG Pro Tandem 2016, PG Instructor 2016 ermis fly (233)
15227 Savvas Kakoulidis GR-Greece Validated PG Pro Tandem 2016, PG Instructor 2016 skeye.gr... Cumulus paragliding (218)
15229 Georgios Tsousis GR-Greece Validated PG Pro Tandem 2016, PG Instructor 2016 FREE FLIGHT (217)
15230 Joachim Skondras GR-Greece Validated PG Pro Tandem 2016, PG Instructor 2016 www.noborder... No Borders Paragliding (241)
15231 Stergios Karapoulios GR-Greece Validated PG Pro Tandem 2016, PG Instructor 2016 No Borders Paragliding (241)
15232 Panagiotis Tsiranidis GR-Greece Validated PG Pro Tandem 2016, PG Instructor 2016
15523 Dimitrios Iordanidis GR-Greece Validated PG Pro Tandem 2017, PG Instructor 2017
15570 George Kissanakis GR-Greece Validated PG Pro Tandem 0000, PG Instructor 2018 www.paraglid... PPG SCOOL Power Fly CRETE (249)
10006 Patrick TROUBET-LACOSTE HK-Hongkong Validated PG Pro Tandem 2010, PG Master Instructor 2010 Latroube Adventures (20)
14705 Ivica Knezevic HR-Croatia Validated PG Pro Tandem 2016, PG Instructor 2016 www.parafree...
10135 Avi Malik IN-India Validated PG Pro Tandem 2010, PG Master Instructor 2012 www.templepi... Temple Pilots Paragliding School (9)
10478 Debu Choudhury IN-India validated-eq PG APPI 5 Advanced Pilot 2018, PG Pro Tandem 2018, PG Instructor 2018 hi-fly.in... Hi Fly (32)
10552 Ankush Takve IN-India Validated PG Pro Tandem 2013, PG Instructor 2016 www.templepi... Temple Pilots Paragliding School (9)
10586 Ganpat Newale IN-India Validated PG Pro Tandem 2012, PG Instructor 2012 www.templepi... Temple Pilots Paragliding School (9)
12148 Jitendra chindaliya IN-India Validated PG Pro Tandem 2016, PG Instructor 2016 www.templepi... Temple Pilots Paragliding School (9)
12149 ganesh gaikwad IN-India Validated PG Pro Tandem 2016, PG Instructor 2016 Temple Pilots Paragliding School (9)
13469 Ravindra Shelar IN-India Validated PG Pro Tandem 0000, PG Instructor 0000 www.flynirva... Fly Nirvana Paragliding School (48)
13470 Sandip Balshinge IN-India In progress PG Pro Tandem 0000, PG Assistant Instructor 2018 www.flynirva... Fly Nirvana Paragliding School (48)
11040 Mohammad Mehdi Farkhondehkalamghadim IR-Iran In progress PG Pro Tandem 2012
11333 Shahin Fallah IR-Iran Validated PG Pro Tandem 2012, PG Instructor 2012 shahinfallah... Iran Paragliding School (84)
11343 Seyed Soheil Sadat Barikani IR-Iran In progress PG Pro Tandem 2012
11394 Masoud Rahimi IR-Iran Validated PG Pro Tandem 2012, PG Instructor 2013 www.paramoto... Rokh Air Sports Club (105)
11739 Mohammad Hossein Panahi Nejad IR-Iran In progress PG Pro Tandem 2012 www.shirazfl...
17500 Michael Nesler IT-Italy In progress
15613 Naohisa Okada JP-Japan Validated PG Pro Tandem 0000, PG Instructor 0000 JMB Fujimi Panorama Paraglider School (259)
18112 Artan Venhari KO-Kosovo In progress
18118 Ardall Celina KO-Kosovo In progress
10785 Dusan Stevovic ME-Montenegro Validated PG Pro Tandem 2012, PG Instructor 2012 www.adriafly... Adriafly (176)
10004 Mendo Veljanovski MK-Macedonia Validated PG Pro Tandem 2010, PG Master Instructor 2010 www.acromace... Acro Macedonia (3)
14372 Marko Hrgetic MX-Mexico Validated PG Pro Tandem 2015, PG Master Instructor 2016 www.paraglid... Paragliding school Flumen (Escuela de Vuelo) (209)
14831 Pablo Robles Gil MX-Mexico In progress PG Pro Tandem 2016, PG Assistant Instructor 2018 Paragliding school Flumen (Escuela de Vuelo) (209)
15795 JOSE LUIS YEPEZ S. MX-Mexico Validated PG Pro Tandem 2016, PG Instructor 2016 www.gofly.co... GoFly México (236)
15826 Salvador Lara MX-Mexico Validated PG Pro Tandem 2016, PG Instructor 2016 www.parapent... Parapentitis vuelos en parapente (234)
15869 Miguel Gutierrez MX-Mexico Validated PG Pro Tandem 2016, PG Instructor 2016 www.alas.com... ALAS DEL HOMBRE (232)
10002 David Arrufat NP-Nepal Validated P

G Pro Tandem 2010, PG Master Instructor 2010
www.paraglid... Blue Sky Paragliding (21)
10065 Damodar Parajuli NP-Nepal Validated PG Pro Tandem 2010, PG Instructor 2012 Blue Sky Paragliding (21)
15217 Bimal Adhikari NP-Nepal Validated PG Pro Tandem 2017, PG Instructor 2017 cumuluscloud...
11384 Arturo Wong PE-Peru Validated PG Pro Tandem 2012, PG Instructor 2016 www.infinity... Infinity Paragliding School (91)
17772 Milica Marinkovic RS-Serbia In progress PG Pro Tandem 2018
14317 Dmitry Gusev RU-Russia Validated PG Pro Tandem 2015, PG Instructor 2015, PG Master Instructor 2016 www.extreme-... Extreme Style (219)
15293 Vladimir KHASKELEVICH RU-Russia Validated PG Pro Tandem 2016, PG Instructor 2016 Extreme Style (219)
15295 Andrey Saprunov RU-Russia Validated PG Pro Tandem 2016, PG Instructor 2016 www.fly-cheg... Paradrom "Chegem" (239)
15296 Denis Silaev RU-Russia Validated PG Pro Tandem 2016, PG Instructor 2016 Paradrom "Chegem" (239)
10683 Sinan Tarakci TR-Turkey Validated PG Pro Tandem 2015, PG Instructor 2018 www.flyanato... Fly Anatolia Paragliding School (57)
10756 Erdogan SANSLI TR-Turkey Validated PG Pro Tandem 2011, PG Instructor 2018 www.istanbul... Istanbul Paramotor & Paragliding (39)
10843 Muzaffer Can ERGIN TR-Turkey Validated PG Pro Tandem 2012, PG Instructor 2018 www.mayapara... skysports paragliding (94)
11330 Sanlı Fidan TR-Turkey Validated PG Pro Tandem 2012, PG Instructor 2012 www.teyak.co... Paragliding Club of Tekirdağ (98)
11395 Murat Tuzer TR-Turkey Validated PG Pro Tandem 2012, PG Master Instructor 2012 www.skysport... Fly Anatolia Paragliding School (57)
11402 A. Onur ERTAS TR-Turkey Validated PG Pro Tandem 2012, PG Instructor 2012 www.skysport... skysports paragliding (94)
11412 HASAN CANSIZ TR-Turkey Validated PG Pro Tandem 2012, PG Instructor 2013 www.skysport... skysports paragliding (94)
11568 Bora KÜÇÜKYILMAZ TR-Turkey Validated PG Pro Tandem 2015, PG Instructor 2015 www.skywalke... SkyWalkers Paragliding School (121)
13499 YILMAZ ACIKGOZ TR-Turkey Validated PG Pro Tandem 2014, PG Instructor 2014 www.ucuskulu... Reaction Paragliding (201)
13644 GUNER AKKAYA TR-Turkey In progress http://www.a... ADANA HAVACILIK KULÜBÜ (267)
14542 Ali es TR-Turkey In progress PG Pro Tandem 2018 www.aventurk...
14656 yigit yildirim TR-Turkey Validated PG Pro Tandem 2015, PG Instructor 2015 ucuskulubu.c... Reaction Paragliding (201)
10138 Dale Covington US-United States Validated PG Pro Tandem 2010, PG Master Instructor 2010 Www.flybigsk... Big Sky Paragliding School (12)
14636 Gabriel Jebb US-United States In progress www.flytorre...
15360 Blake Pelton US-United States Validated PG Pro Tandem 2016, PG Instructor 2016 SpeckedOut.c... Specked Out Paragliding (272)
15361 Hayden Dudley US-United States Validated PG Pro Tandem 2016, PG Instructor 2016
15367 David Thulin US-United States Validated PG Pro Tandem 2016, PG Instructor 2016 High Country Paragliding (223)
16495 Julie Spiegler US-United States In progress we-are-pilot...
16514 Howard Tarpey US-United States In progress PG Pro Tandem 0000 comeflyparag...
16515 Christopher Grantham US-United States In progress flyaboveall....
16553 Patrick Johnson US-United States In progress Www.potmp.co...
16579 Kari Castle US-United States In progress Karicastle.c...


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